My copy is from the 22nd Dragoons Old Comrades Association although both the handwritten version and a transcript are now available from the Imperial War Museum in London. They brought with them the Royals' then-current capbadge, which was later adopted by Colonels and Brigadiers, which is why, until a common Royal Yeomanry capbadge was adopted in 2006, young WD officers often found themselves amused at being saluted by officers of higher rank. On 2 August 1902 Westminster Council granted permission for the regiment to adopt the subtitle '(Westminster Dragoons)' (to perpetuate the 1779-1829 units) and to use the city's coat-of-arms as its cap badge. Blair-Oliphant, the regiment moved to Thorpeness in Suffolk to begin flail training, though no flail tanks had yet arrived. Bell then began flailing a lane across the beach, but got bogged just as he crossed the lateral road. The Yeomanry Mounted Brigade was broken up by March 1916, and the regiment was attached to the 6th Mounted Brigade, still in the Western Frontier Force. He saw an AVRE hit by the troublesome '88' at La Rivière, so he moved to a position where he could engage it, and destroyed the gun. June 6th, 1944. Chapter 4 - Holland. Westminster Dragoons at d-daytanks.org.uk.  Thanks to Col Burns' links to King Edward VII, the regimental flash worn on the pagri of the Slouch hat and later Wolseley helmet consisted, with Royal permission, of the King's horseracing colours of purple, gold and red (still used today for the WD's stable belt, see above). Three went with the Queen's Dragoon Guards on Op Herrick 9. 1 replay 10 vues. Catalogue number B 5141 Part of THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-1945. At the western end of the line the assault teams on the right flank of the 231st Brigade ran into heavy fire. The following day A Sqn and a troop of AVREs helped 1st East Riding Yeomanry and 2nd Bn Royal Ulster Rifles in an attempt to advance beyond Périers.  By D+2 (8 June), B and C Sqns were at Saint-Gabriel-Brécy, with nine fit Crabs: seven were damaged beyond repair and 10 were repairable. , Lt-Col Blair-Oliphant had landed an hour after H-Hour (aboard C Sqn's ARV, because his command tank was not due to arrive until later). When the regiment rode into Palestine in 1917 the serge tunic was replaced in hot weather with a blue-grey shirt, and brown leather cavalry equipment was worn. A Squadron was the first formed body of troops to enter Jerusalem after the city had been surrendered to two sergeants of 2/19th Battalion, London Regiment, and the regiment bears the liberation of that city as a battle honour. After the first world war the WDs once again embraced new technology, making the decision to become an armoured car unit at a time when many yeomanry units were determined to remain mounted. Westminster Dragoons officers' capbadge, pre-2006. According to the postion on the map you can see where the unit probably has landed on one of the five landing beaches or inland as a paratrooper or in a glider. , In 1907 the regimental headquarters (RHQ) was at 102 Victoria Street, but by 1914 it had moved to 1 Elverton Street, Westminster. MARSHALL, JOHN NEILL, J N - Lance Corporal. By the time the regiment 'harboured' that night, B Sqn's ARV and C Sqn's M14 half-track had landed with four ammunition and petrol lorries.  On 19 August 1918 it was renumbered as 104th (Westminster Dragoons) Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.  It continued in this role until 1996, when it became part of the British Army's nuclear, biological and chemical defence regiment. 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